The team leading Madrid’s bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games are in Beijing to learn as much as possible to help Madrid deliver “the best possible” Paralympic Games in 2016.
According to a press release Mercedes Coghen, head of Madrid 2016, is experiencing the full range of Paralympic events in Beijing to see how the city can meet its promise to deliver a Games for everyone of all backgrounds and abilities.
Coghen says, “The Beijing Olympics was a wonderful experience for us all. It demonstrated how important it is for any host city to have an impressive infrastructure and strong organization to ensure success. This is every bit as true for the Paralympics and one of the main themes of our bid is the Human Touch, the Games where everyone can live the Olympic and Paralympic dream.
“We want all our venues and the athletes village (to) offer everything athletes with a disability could wish for and we want to inspire your people of all abilities to be involved in sport in the future – that would (be) the greatest legacy”.